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Resource ID: #12233
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Little Brown and Company
Date: 1977


The book Building 6: The Tragedy at Bridesburg documents the deaths of at least 54 workers from lung cancer caused by exposure to BCME (bis-chloro-methyl ether) at the Rohm and Haas Corp., a large chemical company in Philadelphia. As a result of the book, families of many of the victims filed lawsuits against the company. Includes article from Chemical Week reporting "Rohm and Haas last week proposed a $25 million out-of-court settlement of lawsuits alleging that employee exposure to bis (chloromethyl) ether (BCME) and/or chloromethyl ether (CME) caused lung cancer...." and chapter excerpts from the book.

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